- Feels Like: 72°
- Barometer: 30.13 in and falling
- Humidity: 41%
- Visibility: 10 mi
- Dewpoint: 47°
- Wind: NNW 13 mph
- Sunrise: 7:04 am
- Sunset: 7:24 pm
As you can see, the Cherry tree is in full bloom (and going to leaves as we speak) and produces the most beautiful and delicate fragrance that quite literally floats around the backyard. The Wisteria on the end of the desk is in full bloom – and fragrance – too – so between the Cherry & Wisteria scents, the backyard is a very nice place to be lately. Although the pond’s looking pretty rangy, the lavender next to it (and the Pear) tree are as beautiful as they ever were. (Did I mention our artichoke plants are on a tear – we appear to have some newly formed baby artichoke plants so it could be another good crop this year.
Lots of early-Spring house & garden work went on this past weekend. Yards mowed, weeds weeded, new color plants potted and placed around the deck / patio. Lots of “hey baby” bird action goin’ on, too – doves, a pair of hawks thermaling overhead several times this weekend, Canada Geese flying overhead now – moving between the Bay ponds and Vasona / our percolation ponds. We’ve even had a breeding pair of Mallard’s hanging out @ Brady’s (I hear his snail selection is the best in town! 😉
Yesterday I put 3 gallons of limoncello, 1 gal of cherry, 1 gal of pear, 2 gal of tangerine and 1 gal of pomegranate to syrup – You’d think we were drinkers! Anyway, if you’re by the house and want a sample or to take some with you, you’re welcome to everything but the cherry and pear. (If that stuff turns out crummy, you’re welcome to all you can carry 😉
Joanne’s hard @ work (on “work”) as well as CCG business and preparing for the upcoming Santa Clara Valley WoodCarver’s Guild Annual Show – Saturday, April 5 & 6th at Prospect.
Looks like we’ll be having a backyard bbq and, ahem, concert on Memorial Day Sunday… Paul, Steve and I have been working on our basic guitar work, so Charlie (keyboards, guitar, bass and anything else we need), Matt (bass, guitar & vocals) and Bryan (drums) will be, uh, entertaining our family and close friends in between bbq ribs’n’chicken. To make sure we’re all entertained properly, vocals will be supplied by members of the audience and selected musicians. (Matt assures us wanna-be guitar players that it doesn’t matter too much how well / poorly we play, ’cause he’ll keep our amps turned down 😉
Pardon the pun, but… stay tuned for more details.
Enjoy the pics and until next time, thanks for stopping by and be well 🙂